• By Rhoda Madson

Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Offers Physicals for Local High School Athletes

July 18, 2016

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ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine is offering sports physicals for area high school students who want to participate in athletic programs.

The exams will be performed Saturday, Aug. 6 from 8-11 a.m. at Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine, located on the third floor of the Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center, 565 1st St. SW., Rochester. Appointments are walk-ins only.

The exams are open to all athletes from local southeast Minnesota, western Wisconsin and northern Iowa schools. The exams follow the protocol set by the Minnesota State High School League.

Staff will include Mayo Clinic physicians and residents from the Departments of Orthopedic Surgery, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Internal Medicine and Family Medicine. Athletic trainers, physical therapists, nurse practitioners and physician assistants will also be on hand to help.

MEDIA CONTACT: Rhoda Madson, Mayo Clinic Public Affairs, 507-284-5005, newsbureau@mayo.edu

The cost is $20 per student, payable by cash or check only. Forms for the physicals are available at high school athletic offices, school websites or at www.mshsl.org. Please complete these forms before Aug. 6 and bring the forms to the exam.

If an athlete wears glasses or contact lenses, please bring them to the exam. Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine recommends that athletes who have known medical conditions see their family care physicians.

For information, contact Chad Eickhoff, Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine, at 507-266-3461 or eickhoff.chad@mayo.edu.

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